From Perfectly Impossible author Elizabeth Topp comes an unforgettably searing novel about a band of mothers who are forced to reckon with themselves after the unexpected loss of one of their own.
When beautiful and successful Susan Harris jumps from the roof of her apartment building, she sets a tremor through her New York City mothers’ group that forces them all to look at one another with new cynicism: How could this have happened right under their noses? To one of them? Between her death and the harrowing private school admission season on the horizon, these women are forced to explore the hard truths about themselves.
Vic, a single mom with literary aspirations, is shocked and confused by the unexpected death of her best friend.
Bhavna, a makeup executive, tries to process Susan’s death while sacrificing everything to get her son into the school of his dreams.
Kara’s sister died by suicide years earlier, so she’s been down this road before―or so it seems.
Penelope and Amy are navigating a business deal when Susan dies, but is it worth the toll on their families?
And how will Chandice, battling cancer, come to terms with Susan’s death?
For these women, the loss of a fellow mother forces them to reexamine who they really are while the futures of their children hang in the balance.